Thursday, March 22, 2018

Welcome Remarks

Keynote by Jörn Leonhard (Universität Freiburg), “Overburdened Peace: Competing Visions of World Order in 1918/19” Sponsored by the German Historians’ Association


            Friday, March 23, 2018

Panel 1: Treaties & the Making of the Postwar Order

Chair: Regine Mathias (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

Jesse Kauffman (Eastern Michigan University), Brest-Litovsk at 100: Re-evaluating a Misunderstood Peace

Leonard Smith (Oberlin College), The Politics of Recognition at the Paris Peace Conference

Tosh Minohara (Kobe University), Elusive Equality: Japan’s Leadership and the Postwar Issue of Race


Panel 2: Wilsonianism and its Discontents

Chair: Jan Jansen (GHI Washington DC)

David Allen (Harvard Kennedy School), Towards an “Ideal of Democracy?” Wilsonian Legacies and the Construction of a Foreign Policy Public in the United States

Roberta Pergher (Indiana University), Fascist Italy and the Rights of Others

Miclós Zeidler (Eötvös Loránd University), Revisionism as a Means of Nation Building: The Characteristics of Hungarian Revisionism between the World Wars


Panel 3: Empires after the War (part 1)

Chair: Birgit Schäbler (Universität Erfurt/Orient-Institut Beirut)

Noriko Kawamura (Washington State University), Post-World War I Search for an Order in the Pacific: Reexamination of the Versailles-Washington Treaty System

Donal Hassett (University of Bristol), New Citizens for a New Empire? Renegotiating the Colonial Relationship in the Postwar French Empire


Panel 4: Empires after the War (part 2)

Chair: Mustafa Aksakal (Georgetown University)

Sean Andrew Wempe (Washington State University), A Question of Respectability: Colonial German Responses to the Treaty of Versailles and “Colonial Guilt”

Leila Fawaz (Tufts University), From Partners to Subjects: Egyptians and Syrians in the Post-War Order


Invitation-only event: Brief keynote and panel discussion

Brief keynote by Adam Tooze (Columbia University): “1918: The Botched Entry into the American Century”

Panel chair: Heidrun Tempel (German State Department)

Aviel Roshwald (Georgetown University)

Jeremi Suri (University of Texas at Austin)

Adam Tooze (Columbia University)


            Saturday, March 24, 2018

Panel 5: Internationalisms

Chair: Axel Jansen (GHI Washington DC)

Madeleine Herren-Oesch (Universität Basel), The Coincidence of Densification and Disentanglement: An Alternative History of the Twentieth Century

Michele Louro (Salem State University), Nehru, India and Global Anti-Imperialism between the World Wars

Claudia Siebrecht (University of Sussex), ‘Universal Conscience’ and Lasting Peace: League of Nation Youth Education in the 1920s and 1930s


Panel 6: Post-war Economies/Labor and Economy after the War

Chair: Jamie Martin (Georgetown University)

Anna Karla (Universität zu Köln), Reparation Policies Reconsidered: Material Reconstruction after World War I in Europe and Beyond

Madeleine Dungy (European University Institute), Economic Freedom of Movement in the League of Nations and the International Labor Organization, 1919-1923

Nicholas Mulder (Columbia University), The Birth of Sanctions from the Spirit of Blockade, 1918-1920


Panel 7: Minorities

Chair: Carole Fink (Ohio State University)

Volker Prott (University of Melbourne/Aston University), Taming Wilsonianism: The League of Nations and Territorial Conflict after Versailles

Laura Robson (Portland State University), Capitulations Redux: The Imperial Genealogy of the post-WWI “Minority” Regimes


Concluding Discussion

Chair: Adele Lindenmeyr (Villanova)

Eckart Conze (Philipps-Universität Marburg)

Barbara Potthast (Universität zu Köln)

Elizabeth Thompson (American University)